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days of storms brought heavy rain and tornadoes leaving at least five people dead. seth doane reports from one of the hardest-hit cities in northwestern ohio. >> reporter: by air, the scope of this flood emerges. much of downtown findlay, ohio, is under three feet of water tonight after a violent rainstorm melted the heavy snow pack left by a near blizzard friday. >> it's getting higher and higher and we don't know what we'll do. i have never seen water like this before. >> reporter: torrents of water over-topped dams and washed through communities. flooding farm land and resting rivers at 16 feet, near record- setting river levels. near cleveland, the chagrin river broke through a dam sending 100 people fleeing to safety. when residents couldn't save themselves, rescue workers stepped in. you had to be pretty happy to see the fire department. >> yes, we were. >> reporter: surrounded by water? >> yes. basement is flooded, both streets flooded over there. >> reporter: some scrambling to gather what the water had not already carried away. the storm that brought water to ohio further sou
monarchs have been spotted in south texas. last year, seth doane reported their population was down 75%. but tonight he tells us they're making a comeback. >> reporter: hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies cluster for warmth in these trees every winter. we were clearly impressed when we visited mexico last year. there are an estimated 250 million monarch butterflies that winter in this preserve. that sounds like a lot, it certainly looks like a lot. but the butterfly population we saw was actually at an all-time recorded low as overdevelopment and illegal logging decimated the forests. this year, the trees were dripping in butterflies and the skies filled with millions more monarchs. butterfly colonies covered nearly ten acres of forest-- double the area last year. conservationist bill toone says that's great news, but... >> all that has to be kept in perspective with the fact that last year was the lowest number of butterflies in mexico since we started recording in 1993. >> reporter: why the rebound? the mexican government has made progress fighting illegal logging, down 97%.
face a tough road ahead. seth doane reports. >> reporter: the phones are finally ringing again at oz moving and storage. the company hung on through two years and a housing slump, when few people were moving. with the economy showing signs of life, general manager nanny zifrani is crossing her fingers. >> my confidence meter is up. it feels like things are back on track. or getting back on track. >> reporter: but now, gasoline prices are up, too. gas is highest in california. where the average is $3.88 a gallon. in new york, it's $3.69. oz moving operates in both states. >> our business runs on gas. every mile counts. >> reporter: for oz, with its 50 trucks, price shocks have immediate impact. every dollar increase in the price of gas adds 20% to its operating costs. and they're already squeezed by higher prices. from heating oil, up 36% since october, to paper, used in cardboard boxes, up 15% since last year. like many small companies -- >> you're looking at a guaranteed price -- >> reporter: passing those rising costs on to customers isn't an option. >> competition is just too fier
the t.v. show "two and a half men" the actor is now a full-fledged internet sensation and seth doane reports that's creating a lot of jokes and even some job opportunities. >> reporter: charlie sheen is now starring in his own show on the web called "sheen's corner." part tragedy, part science fiction. definitely a mystery. >> i'm going to write my sermons i'm going to deliver them like truth torpedos. we big beg for nothing. beggars beg, winners win. you're either in my corner or you're with the trolls. >> reporter: it's all setting new highs-- or lows-- in the social media sphere. nearly one million new twitter followers in just one day. well over two million now. >> he's lost his day job. is this another life for charlie sheen? >> a lot of people are thinking that charlie sheen has a huge opportunity to monetize his whole crazy train wreck life on line. he's got the tools at his disposal. he's all ready proven that he's a gigantic twitter and facebook monster. >> reporter: companies hoping to cash in are boarding the train wreck, too. sheen's tweet about needing an intern links di
at the pump is having a huge effect on businesses, especially small ones. seth doane has the story of one companies that's literal leigh been moving in the right direction but is now dealing with a bump in the road. >> reporter: the phones are finally ringing again at oz moving and storage. the company hung on through two years in a housing slump when few people were moving. with the economy showing signs of life, general manager nancy zifrani is crossing her fingers. >> my confidence meter is up. it feels like things are back on track or getting back on track. >> reporter: but now gasoline prices are up too. gas is highest in california where the average is $3.88 a gallon. in new york, it's $3.69. oz 3406-- moving operates in both states. >> our business runs on gas, every mile counts. >> reporter: for oz with its 50 trucks, price shocks have immediate impact. every dollar increase in the price of gas adds 20% to its operating cost. and ther's already squeezed by higher prices. from heating oil up 36% since october to paper used in cardboard boxes, up 15% since last year. like many small
it known they are patriotic americans. seth doane traveled to tennessee to get reaction from one muslim family. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag... >> reporter: every morning at his murfreesboro, tennessee, middle school... >> one nation under god... >> reporter: ... 14-year-old salim sbenaty honors his country. but today while he was taking his english exam, lawmakers on capitol hill were examining extremists within his religion, islam. >> we're not some crazy radical... we're regular people. we're like the average joes. >> reporter: the sbenaty family is getting tired of defending their religion. these hearings on capitol hill aren't targeting you, your family, really, are they? >> well, in a sense they are. you know, they're associating the religion with terrorism. >> if the mosque itself, the place of worship, is labeled as radical, then if i go there, i'm going to be radical as well. >> reporter: there are about 250 muslim families in this town of about 100,000 people. they say they've lived here in peace for decades until last year when the proposed expansion of a mosque inflame
's called seth's law in memory of seth walsh, a 13-year- old gay student from tehachapi who killed himself in september. >>> california teachers are watching their mailboxes today for pink slips. hundreds of teachers in the bay area are being notified they might not have jobs next school year. today is the legal deadline for making those tentative notifications. the final deadlines to tell teachers their jobs are cut is may 15. by then, school districts will know whether there will be a special election to extend taxes that governor brown says are needed to avoid education cuts. >>> with gas prices at $4 a gallon, more people are taking mass transit especially those are long commutes. the "mercury news" reports that ridership on the ace train from stockton to san jose is up 11%. capitol corridor up 13 persons. bart, caltrans, vta and golden gate transit up 5% or more. >>> the governor's office is banking on a new solution to balance the state's $26 billion budget deficit. meet governor brown's corgie. some of the items for sale with his image might take the bite out of the deficit. dog lov
. it is in memory of seth walsh, he is a 13-year-old gay student who killed himself in september. >>> with gasoline prices at 4 bucks a gallon more people are taking mass transit. especially those with long commutes, ridership on the ace train from stockton to san jose is up 11% this year. the capital corridor is up 13%. b.a.r.t., cal train, san trans, bta and golden gate transit are all up about 5% or more. >>> coming up the state faces a 26 billion-dollar deficit. now a top dog to the rescue. how the governor's pet core agree may help balance the budget. >>> and what does it take to save one tree in the bay area? the three-month saga that is not even close to being over. >> just when you thought it was safe to put that umbrella away more rain in the bay area forecast. when you will hear those raindrops as "eyewitness news" continues right here on cbs5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, to balance the state's 26-billion dollar budget deficit. >>> the governor's office banking on a new solution to balance the state's $26 billion budget deficit. meet governor brown's correspondence gee, sutter. he is on t-shirts
in hiring, and ultimately boost the economy. cbs news correspondent seth doane is in times square here in new york. one of the cities showing the most job growth prospects. seth, good morning. >> good morning, rebecca. for all of the talk of the end of the recession, and an economic recovery, a lot of people have been asking the same question, where are the jobs? well, a report out yesterday by the labor department may have started to answer that. showing the strongest sign yet that private employers may be gaining confidence. they came out in droves. thousands crowded wisconsin defense contractor oshkosh, where, along with military vehicles, they're producing 750 new jobs. >> really a nice opportunity to put some people to work at some high-paying jobs. >> reporter: nationwide, 192,000 of those jobs were added in february. up from the rather dismal 63,000 gained the month before. making the increase in february the fastest rate of hiring in nine months. according to the department of labor's jobs report, released friday. >> this morning we learned that the unemployment rate fell to it
correspondent seth doane is here with the story of the search for three missing american teachers in japan. seth, good morning to you. >> good morning, rebecca. more than 10,000 people are still missing in japan. while the search and recovery goes on there, here at home, there are new stories emerging by the hour. of hope, anxiousness, and answered prayers. >> we urge all those here today to turn their thoughts to those in japan. >> reporter: hope that more survivors will be rescued has not flickered. even nearly 7,000 miles away, at this candlelight vigil in new york city last night. >> let us take some time to meditate. >> reporter: across the country, vigils continue in different forms. like in the kitchen of the anderson home, in midlothian, virginia. 24-year-old taylor anderson was teaching with the janine exchange and teaching program, in one of the hardest-hit areas. >> it stumps us why they just can't get to that area. it's just -- >> reporter: on friday the family received news they didn't want to hear. they say rescuers stopped searching for her. >> now the japanese government is switc
the director may have been shown the door. cbs news correspondent seth doane is in times square this morning with the very latest. seth, good morning. >> good morning, erica. that's right. opening night has changed so many times for "spider-man," that even the show's representatives are referring to it as hopening night. and the show's critics are calling it nopening night. it's a spectacle unlike anything broadway has seen before. "spider-man: turn off the dark," with its high-flying acrobatics and its record $65 million budget, is now posing a very expensive question. when will it open? the management insists that's still march 15th. >> the critics have not received their invites yet, meaning something is up. the show is not opening on march 15th. >> reporter: frank reports on broadway and his sources back up a story in "the new york times" that says the opening will be dlied by three months. >> it's going to open in june. and also, there's been talk about possibly closing the show for a little bit to tweak the show. >> reporter: on "the early show" last week, even lead actor reed carney s
hitting the mist, cbs news correspondent seth doane is in hard-hit findlay, ohio for us this morning. >> neighbors here were once along the river and now appear to be more in the river. for instance, no one will be driving 25 miles per hour on this street today. residents told us as they stood in their front windows and watched the water levels rise, tensions rose, too. how high did the water get? >> it got up to those rocks down there. >> reporter: right in front of your house? yes. >> reporter: this family hauled their belongings to higher ground. one of thousands battling the floodwaters. this is water from the river coming through your basement? >> yeah. the pumps are able to keep up with it now that it's not as high as it was. >> reporter: this is just a fact of life for you folks? >> it seems to be in the last four or five years. >> reporter: home is the flood-prone town of findlay, ohio. one of the hardest hit after a violent storm dropped warm rain on a thick snow pack, leaving it three feet under water. >> well -- >> reporter: pete sehnert is the mayor here. >> we had five f
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